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Rice Lake State Park, IA

Photo: Rice Lake State Park
Status: Open through Fri Oct 31 2014   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Sat Jul 19 2014   Later Dates


Rice Lake State Park is 15 acres and a beautiful area for having a picnic, family gathering, or wedding. There is a stone shelter that was built by the CCC in 1934. The shelter may be reserved online.

Lake Activities
Rice Lake is a 1200 acre lake that provides many activities for the outdoor enthusiast. Any size motor is allowed and boaters like to water ski, jet ski, and fish. The species of fish in Rice Lake include bass, bluegill, walleye, perch, northern, crappie and bullheads.

Many species of birds habitat Rice Lake. There are a variety of songbirds and migratory birds. Pelicans are known to make Rice Lake a stopping spot along their route.

No camping allowed at Rice Lake State Park.

Nearby Towns
Rice Lake is located at Lake Mills. Other surrounding towns include Forest City, Joice, Leland and Scarville.

Services & Amenities:

Alerts and Important Information
Be sure to check the current length limits and possession limits for any fish caught out of Rice Lake.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
43.38306, -93.50194
43°22'59"N, 93°30'7"W

On Hwy 9 about five miles east of Forest City or eleven miles west of Interstate 35 take R74 north. Travel north about seven miles and turn east on 425th St. Travel about another mile and turn north on 235th Ave. Rice Lake is on your right about one mile.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Rice Lake State Park
2148 340th St, Forest City, IA 50436
Lake Mills IA 50450

Phone Number:

Project Office:(641) 581-4835